Pollinator Project, Mason Mill Park
Pollinators, such as Georgia native bees and hummingbirds, are essential for a functioning and balanced ecosystem. Over 80% of the flowering plants in the world need pollinators to successfully reproduce. Sadly, pollinator decline is a global trend. As Georgia’s largest industry, agriculture is at particular risk from pollinator decline.
DeKalb SWCD is partnering with the GACD to install pollinator habitats throughout the district. For more information on the program, visit the GACD website here.
·In 2021the DeKalb District awarded Mason Mill Park a grant to install a new pollinator habitat! Step 1 is solarization – in the short video at the link below, Ranger Jonah McDonald shares tips on how to do it, and District Supervisor Carol Hayes explains how solarization works. We will showcase the seeds that were planted in the spring of 2022 once the wildflowers bloom. Please get outside and enjoy DeKalb’s exciting park system!
Watch video of Jonah explaining solarization here.